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Location: Morgan County GA

Ancient Tumuli on the Oconee River

About a mile and a half north of the Fontenoy Mills, in Greene County, Georgia, and located on the left bank of the Oconee River, are three tumuli surrounded by traces of extensive and long-continued inhumations. The largest (A) is situated rather more than 100 yards east of the river, and rises about 40 feet above the level of the valley. In general outline it may be described as a truncated cone. Its apex diameters, measured north and south, and east and west, were respectively, 65 and 68 feet. At the base, however, the flanks are extended in the...

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Slave Narrative of Alec Bostwick

Person Interviewed: Alec Bostwick Location: Georgia All of Uncle Alec Bostwick’s people are dead and he lives in his tiny home with a young Negress named Emma Vergal. It was a beautiful April morning when his visitor arrived and while he was cordial enough he seemed very reluctant about talking. However, as one question followed another his interest gradually overcame his hesitancy and he began to unfold his life’s story. “I wuz born in Morgan County, an’ I warn’t mo’ dan four year old when de War ended so I don’t ricollect nothin’ ’bout slav’ry days. I don’t know much ’bout my ma, but her name was Martha an’ pa’s name was Jordan Bostwick, I don’t know whar dey come from. When I knowed nothin’ I wuz dar on de plantation. I had three brothers; George, John an’ Reeje, an’ dey’s all dead. I dis’members my sister’s name. Dar warn’t but one gal an’ she died when she wuz little. “Ain’t much to tell ’bout what wuz done in de quarters. Slaves wuz gyarded all de time jus’ lak Niggers on de chain gang now. De overseer always sot by wid a gun. “‘Bout de beds, Nigger boys didn’t pay no ‘tention to sich as dat ’cause all dey keered ’bout wuz a place to sleep but ‘peers lak to me dey wuz corded beds, made wid four high...

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Epps, Owen Mrs. – Obituary

Epps, Owen Mrs. Died at Crawford News of the death of Mrs. Owen Epps, which occurred Tuesday at her home at Crawford, Ga, was received with much sadness in Madison, where she was known to a number of our people met on visits to her husband’s family here. She had been an invalid for many years. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, 13 years old. Miss Pearl Epps attended the burial Wednesday. Mrs. Epps was a Miss Maxwell, and was one of the best known and best loved young women in Oglethorpe county. Additional Comments: Wife of Owen Epps. Father and mother-in-law W.P.H. and Emma Lester Epps of Morgan Co, Ga. Maiden name Maxwell Madisonian, Madison, Ga, May 19, 1922 Transcribed by C. Epps Bond great granddaughter of E. O. Epps youngest brother of WPH Epps. Owen Epps is the son of WPH and Emma Lester...

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